Sunday, August 01, 1999


Police seek identity of little girl found

        Cincinnati police are trying to learn more about a child they found today near 25 E. Martin Luther King Drive in Corryville between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

        The girl is African-American and 18-24 months old. She was wearing only a diaper and red socks. She has been placed in the care of 241-KIDS.

        Police ask that anyone with information call 352-3542.

Garbage truck collision kills one, injures two
        A 19-year-old Pleasant Ridge man was killed and a 20-year-old Roselawn man seriously injured Friday in a head-on collision with a garbage truck.

        Stanley Bryan, who lived on Langdon Farm Road, was driving northbound on Red Bank Road in Madisonville at 10:15 p.m. Friday when his car swerved into oncoming lanes, police said. He collided with the truck and was pinned inside the wreckage. He was dead when police arrived.

        Scott Williams, who lives on Reading Road, was also trapped inside the car. Rescue crews got him out and took him to University Hospital. He was listed in serious condition Saturday, a nursing supervisor said.

        The driver of the truck, Deborah Farrar, 44, of Union Township, Butler County, was treated for minor injuries and released from Jewish Hospital.

1-car wreck kills Georgetown woman
        One woman is dead and another slightly injured after their car veered off the road just outside of Felicity.

        Tammy Walls, 30, of Georgetown, was driving south on Felicity-Cedron Road on Friday at 10:45 p.m. when she crossed into the oncoming lane, drove off the road and hit an embankment, police said. The Ford Escort overturned, and Ms. Walls was thrown from the vehicle. University of Cincinnati Air Care personnel pronounced her dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt.

        Her passenger, Michelle Gray, 30, of Owenton, Ky., was treated at Clermont Mercy Hospital and released. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating.

Over-the-Rhine man dies "suspicious death'
        In a steamy hot Over-the-Rhine apartment building sandwiched between a playground and a community park, a 46-year-old man with a history of medical problems was found dead Saturday morning.

        A first-floor neighbor at 14 Back Street spotted the body of Paul Baron lying at the foot of a flight of stairs leading up to his own third-floor apartment and called police.

        Police are investigating it as a “suspicious death,” but an autopsy had not been completed Saturday.

        His cousin, Jason Cox, provided Mr. Baron's name and said he had a broken neck. Police would not confirm those details.

        “I just saw him yesterday. He was hanging out the window talking. I was supposed to meet him up here for breakfast today,” said Mr. Cox, who arrived to find police marking off the three-story apartment building with yellow crime-scene tape.

        Mr. Baron lived alone and was taking a variety of medications, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Tom Lanter said. There were no obvious signs of a theft or break-in.

Pair found at mall after credit card theft
        SPRINGDALE — Less than 90 minutes after pushing their way into a woman's home and stealing her credit cards Friday, two men were shopping at a department store in Tri-County Mall, police said.

        A few minutes after that, Eric Campbell was in police custody. Springdale police said his accomplice fled and had not been arrested Saturday.

        Mr. Campbell, 19, of the 3400 block of Millrich Avenue in Westwood, faces charges of burglary, robbery, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.

        Police said the two men knocked on the woman's door in the 8300 block of Jadwin Street in Springfield Township about 6:15 p.m. and told her they were taking a survey. They pushed past her, demanded her cash and credit cards and then drove off in her car, police said.

Hoosier leaders line up behind Gore
        INDIANAPOLIS — Prominent members of Indiana's Democratic party Saturday told Tipper Gore they support her husband's 2000 presidential election bid.

        Gov. Frank O'Bannon, Attorney General Jeff Modisett and U.S. Rep. Julia Carson were among those who made official their endorsements of Vice President Al Gore during a rally in Indianapolis.

        “I enthusiastically support Al Gore for the next president of the United States,” Mr. O'Bannon told supporters.

Three killed in head-on accident
        CRESTLINE, Ohio — Two women and a child were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 30, the State Highway Patrol said.

        Killed Friday were Misty L. Ruth, 21, of Crestline and her 2-year-old son, Spencer, and April Weaver, 19, of Galion, the State Highway Patrol said.

        Injured were Ron McKee, 43, of Bucyrus and his passenger, Cindy McKinnon, 42, also of Bucyrus, the patrol said.

        Ms. McKinnon was listed in stable condition Saturday at Cleveland Metro Health Center. Mr. McKee was treated and released from Akron Medical Center.


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